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PLFF 4 2016 dates World Premieres of Flat Water Terrors 2 and Nebraska Noir anthologies!

2016 PLFF Announcement

We are stoked to announce that the Prairie Lights Film Festival will return next October 7th, 8th, and 9th for another celebration of incredible Nebraska filmmaking!  We are humbled at the immense response to this past year’s event and look forward to incorporating many of your ideas and feedback via our online survey.  Please make sure you like our Facebook page to keep up on all of the selections and news in the coming year.

Submissions are now open and will run through August 1st, 2016! Head to Film Freeway to submit your movie. No submission fees!

And to top it all off, we want to announce a ton of new films that  will be World Premiering!  FLAT WATER TERRORS 2 and NEBRASKA NOIR will be new anthologies that are currently in the development stage and will be premiering and kicking off the Prairie Lights festival.

FLAT WATER TERRORS 2 is set to terrify Nebraska viewers once again with an eclectic selection of creepy short films. NEBRASKA NOIR is an anthology that will consist of a bunch of amazing crime drama films noir to the screen and will be the first anthology of its kind from Nebraska!

Once again, we’ll have sampler discs available for patrons. Below is the full list of confirmed films and directors with more to be added soon!

  • SKELETON DANCE (d. Benito Garcia)
  • CRAWFORD PRIVATE EYE (d. Ryan Olsen)
  • BACKWASH (d. Daniel Grzeskowiak)
  • LIAR, FELLA (d. Dorothy Booraem)
  • VAMPIRE (d. Joshua Weixelman)
  • THE BAGMAN (d. Sam Rocha)
  • TERPSI’S CATCH (d. Jack Forey)

Thank you all so much for your support and please continue to follow us on Facebook for more details as we move forward.  Filmmakers, get your submissions in as soon as you can, we’ll fill up fast once again!

That’s a wrap for PLFF 3!


On behalf of all the volunteers at The Grand Theatre, the sponsors, and the festival organizers, we want to say thank you to all of the people who came out and supported the 3rd Annual Prairie Lights Film Festival. We had our biggest attendance yet and had a ton of positive feedback from attendees about the films, filmmakers, and the local sponsors. It was a great time this year and we’re humbled by the outpouring of support we received in this, our biggest year yet.

As we do each year, we will be posting a link to a survey tomorrow in order to help inform and better our work for the 4th annual Prairie Lights Film Festival. Additionally, if you have photos, please feel free to pass them along and we’ll add them to the facebook page.

And stay tuned for a special announcement this Wednesday! Thanks again to all of the attendees, filmmakers, media, volunteers, and sponsors who made this such a fantastic event this year. Looking forward to next year!

p.s. Please check out the PLFF Facebook page for links to all of the news pieces that were done about the festival!

Bonzai/Sin City discounts and The Chocolate Bar offering a horror themed drink!


Prairie Lights sponsor THE CHOCOLATE BAR will be offering 10% off everything for those with a Weekend Pass badge/lanyard all weekend long!

If that wasn’t cool enough, than how about this? They’ll be offering a specialty drink called The Brain Hemorrhage!

Stop in to The Chocolate Bar at 3pm on Friday for a Pre-Festival mixer and stop in throughout the weekend for some great

Additionally, Bonzai Pizza and Sin City Grill will be offering 25% off on all bills throughout the course of the weekend for Weekend Pass holders! These are killer deals!

Get your weekend pass at the box office window for the low price of $10!